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The Undead Poets’ Society by John Hussey

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Michael Kelligan is now in the eleventh year of his On The Edge project, presenting script-held performances of new plays by Welsh and Wales based writers.

Next time On The Edge

The Undead Poets Society by John Hussey- Poets on a murder hunt!

Dylan Thomas takes time off from his 100 years birthday celebration and joins John Betjeman, Philip Larkin,Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath on a murder hunt! They will be joined by Nick McGaughey, Richard Mark Milne, Dafydd Wyn Roberts, Natalie Paisley, Peter Knight, Polly Kilpatrick and Michael Kelligan who will assist them with their investigations and become members of THE UNDEAD POETS SOCIETY.

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues Dec 9 8pm

Dylan Thomas Centre Wed Dec 10 7.30pm

 

Cast

Nick Mcgaughey

Richard Mark Milne

Dafydd Wyn Roberts

Peter Knight

Natalie Paisey

Polly Kilpatrick

Michael Kelligan

 Writer

John Hussey

Director

Julie Barclay

Love In Plastic by Ian Rowlands

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff, Tues 1o Apr 2012, 8pm, £4 on the door

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wed 11 Apr 2012, 7.30pm, £4

The Riverfront, Newport, Thurs 12 Apr 2012, 7.45pm, £4

IF the amount of laughter during rehearsals is anything to go by, audiences watching Ian Rowlands’ Love In Plastic are in for a side-splitting time. The play, featuring Boyd Clack, is being performed as part of artistic director Michael Kelligan’s On the Edge season of script-held plays with venues including Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. The On the Edge seasons are presented by Kelligan’s Cardiff-based Welsh Fargo Theatre Company.

Actor and director Kelligan said: “Love in Plastic is a very funny play telling us the story of Harold seeking out his new love, wearing a space suit, in a low-life Cardiff cafe. “The dive is run by the hilarious television comedy performer Boyd Clack who has, along with the other members of the cast, been in fits of laughter throughout the rehearsals.”

The other cast members are Philip Michell, Kathryn Dimery, who has recently completed a national tour of Cranford, and Dafydd Wyn Roberts.

Both Kelligan’s On the Edge project and Rowlands’ theatre company, Theatr Y Byd, cut their teeth in a pub in the Welsh capital, opposite Cardiff Castle. Both have gone on to produce works that now play a very important part in the Arts scene in Wales. Kelligan said the play makes some interesting observations on the nature of love, life and laughter. “Author Ian Rowlands writes metaphors to die for and displays an intriguing line in plot development and his roots are set deep in Welsh soil,” he said.

Kelligan’s artistic association with Rowlands began more than 30 years ago. They met as actors in a production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which was the first On the Edge production this year, with The Wales Actors’ Company at the then Sherman Theatre. Kelligan added, “Ian’s work has been described as having a depth and originality from a playwright whose writing and ideas are forcing Welsh Theatre on to an international stage – an aim shared by my own Welsh Fargo Stage Company.”

 

Cast

Man – Philip Michell

Waiter – Boyd Clack

Woman – Kathryn Dimery

Agent – Dafydd Wyn Roberts

 

Director

Julie Barclay

 

A Town Like Arthur by Bob Rogers

Performance

Chapter, Cardiff, Wed 14 Dec 2005, 8pm, £3 on the door.

Cast

Stacey Daly

Sharon Morgan

Olwen Rees

Danny Grehan

Peter Knight

Tony Leader

Dyfrig Morris

Johnny Tudor

Dafydd Wyn Roberts

Michael Kelligan

Director

Allan Cook

with Great Welsh Band:

‘Here Be Dragons’